India skipper Virat Kohli said the 1-1 result was a fair reflection of how the teams performed in the T20 series. While Australia won the opening game, India drew level in the third after a washout in the second.
“A level series is a fair reflection of how the teams have played,” Kohli was quoted as saying at the post-match presentation.
Kohli was particularly pleased with the performance of the bowlers who restricted Australia to 164 for 6, after the home team openers got off to a very good start.
“Overall, skill wise, we were better on the day than Australia. With the ball, we were more professional today. I thought it was a 180 wicket. When our openers get into the zone they’re difficult to stop. Things become pretty easy when those two guys (Rohit and Dhawan) do the job for us,” Kohli said.
Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch was also all praises for the Indian opening duo. “India batted extremely well in the power play. It’s always tough to bring it back from 1/67. The way that we fought was brilliant. Rohit and Dhawan are totally different styles of batsmen which is tough for bowlers. That’s why they’ve been such a good opening combination,” explained post the game.
--By A Cricket Correspondent